Gear

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Salomon X-Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Boot and the Gore-Tex fabric made me feet sweat, aka blisters. The breathability made the shoe feel like a sneaker than than gore-tex trail runners...

May 25, 2017 : Danielle
Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Ok, folks! I will be the first to admit that prior to leaving for the PCT I truly believed I needed everything in my pack.  After researching gear, reading blogs...

May 21, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens
Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Short Sleeve Tee wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and dry. The Merino 150 is the Smartwool's lightest base layer and can be worn in...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Leki Corklite Trekking Poles are a staple on any hike I take, whether it be long distance backpacking or a quick day hike. Plus, Leki Corklite Trekking Poles' Speedlock2 system allows...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat Description: The  Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Mattress (size large) and it served its purpose. But, it was really heavy, weighing in at 1 lb 8...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Images from Therm-a-Rest Description: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD is a four season, lightweight, mummy sleeping bag. With a European Comfort Rating of 22°F and a lower limit of 10°F, this backpack

May 1, 2017 : Danielle
The Things We Carried

The Things We Carried

Living out of your backpack is serious business. For nearly five months I lived out of my backpack, trekking from Georgia to Maine. Before setting off, I tried to pack...

Apr 28, 2017 : Danielle
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Osprey Ariel 65L pack is for the adventure ladies taking on alpine terrain and carrying heavy loads. In addition, the pack is adaptable- with a removable top lid and sleeping pad...

Apr 25, 2017 : Danielle
A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

Hikers are obsessed with their weight. No, I'm not talking about body image (although I did find myself asking if my zip off pants make my butt look big). I'm...

Apr 20, 2017 : Casie Frederick